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Lucy has decided she won't eat her breakfast.
I'm doing the same thing that always use to work. She gets up around 7.15, had her milk around 7.30 and then porridge about 8.15.
For some reason over the past two weeks, its become pot luck whether she'll actually eat it. She ate it all yesterday but wouldn't even have the spoon in her month today. And when I tried with some banana (her fave) she didn't want that either.
She's obvisouly not that hungry, should I be giving her her food first and then her milk??????
My gut feel is that she's too tired (she has another nap around 9.15) and this is why she's refusing.
Shes 9 months btw.
I wouldn't worry - just give milk OR breakfast (whichever you feel it's best for her to have - at 9mths I'd probably say milk tbh). Some babies just aren't into breakfast, Laura never was bothered with milk OR breakfast from about 6mths tbh :doh: You'd think they'd be starving hungry but even now at 26mths she never is, she'll have a couple of mouthfuls of something but that's it until about 3hrs after she woke up.
not much help sorry, but i am having problems with this with thomas at 6 and half months, he has no interest in breakfast and sometimes doesnt want his milk either! so im interested in the replies you get...
The best thing you can do about all of this weaning stuff is just CHILL OUT about it! I know it's so much easier said than done, I've been in tears of frustration no end of times but when I look back now I don't know why I got so stressed. She still has times now when she doesn't want to eat much (not very often though) but now I just don't worry about it. Even at 9mths if they're hungry they'll eat, and I never found that she got hungry later on or in the night.
Wot Diddlum said,
I'm also guilty of getting stressed about C's feeding, and I've only recently learned to just chill out about it and I know that he'll eat if he's hungry.
You're doing fine and not starving them!
i have to admit my mum is always saying "to not worry about it" as she just fed us when we were hungry, she said there wasnt all these guidelines about what your baby should be having, ie how much milk intake etc.....
I honestly think that feeding a small child is one of the biggest tests of patience that humans have to endure.
I remember when H was around your LO's age breakfast was the most difficult of the three meals of the day - if I gave H her milk first she would drink most of that and then not want her cereal and vice versa. I used to alternate days so one day she would eat more cereal and the next day she would be given her milk first. Once she got nearer to one breakfast became a lot easier generally.
Another couple of thoughts - have you tried breakfast fingerfood? If H had very little of her cereal she would often be happy to munch on a few cheerios or a bit of buttered toast. Also - your LO might be off her food generallly at the moment due to the heat.
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